A pro-Abubakar Atiku political group, the Atiku Support Organisation, has rejected the recommendation of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s zoning committee which zoned the party’s national chairmanship position to the North.
The group said the recommendation, “negates in all fairness the entrenched principle of equity, fairness, and justice in the party as captured in article 7, section 7.2C of the PDP’s constitution.”
This was contained in a press statement signed by the group’s National Publicity Secretary, Dr. El Mo Victor, which was made available to journalists, in Warri, on Sunday.
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It read in part, “It’s on record that the north had occupied the chairmanship position of the PDP more than the south. Of all the six geopolitical zones, only the southwest has yet to produce a chairman of the PDP since 1999.”
The group further stated that the PDP presidential ticket should be zoned to the North, “in the interest of equity and fairness”.